What kind of a Royal are you when you are not gifted with some beautiful jewellery? Kate Middleton has been gifted some very nice jewellery over the past years.
But there is a lot more in her personal collection worth taking a look at. We provide you to take a peek inside the Royal jewel box.
OAK LEAVES AND ACORNS
Before Kate married into the Royal Family, she needed a coat of arms. The one that was designed, featured the ‘oak leaves and acorns’ that are abundant in her home county of Berkshire. Since then, the Duchess of Cambridge has developed a personal collection of oak leaf and acorn jewellery.
The first items were the Robinson Pelham earrings. They were a wedding gift from Kate’s parents. It was her “something new” on her wedding day. They each feature a curled oak leaf set with diamonds and are hung with a diamond-covered acorn.
KATE’S FAVORITE EARRING DESIGNER
Even before she was the Duchess of Cambridge, there was a special place in Kate’s jewellery box for Kiki McDonough earrings. Kate has worn pieces straight from the store and some that have been specially customized.
The Eternal Citrine drops have been worn many times, throughout Kate’s entire Canadian tour in 2011, in Asia tour in 2012 and to Prince George’s christening.
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The latest Kiki sparklers that have been added to Kate Middleton’s collection are the pale pink morganite classic cushion-drop earrings. This she wore to the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in 2015.
Kate Middleton’s first official engagement as a member of the Royal Family was a meeting with Barack and Michelle Obama. And for this occasion, she wore a distinctive cowrie shell necklace and earrings. Since it was just two weeks after her Seychelles honeymoon and the shop at their resort sold high-end locally sourced jewellery, it seems these were indeed a holiday purchase.
GIFTS FROM HER IN-LAWS
When Kate married into the Royal Family, her father-in-law, Prince Charles presented her with a white and yellow diamond art deco set of jewellery. It comprised of a bracelet, earrings, and a ring. She has worn the items together and separately at Zara Phillips’s wedding, the War Horse premiere, and the assorted state evening engagements.
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Camilla also gifted Kate with jewellery when she married Prince William. The Duchess of Cornwall had a gold link bracelet designed that was hung with a solid gold disc engraved with both of their initials. Kate has worn the gift for many occasions, including Wimbledon in 2011 and a trip to LA.
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM SOPHIE
The Countess of Wessex has been a fan of costume jewellers, Heavenly necklaces for the past six years. It seems she introduced Kate Middleton to the brand. The Duchess of Cambridge first wore a $70 pair of their reconstituted pearl and cubic zirconia earrings in 2011 when she viewed her wedding dress exhibition with Queen Elizabeth.
Kate isn’t nicknamed the “High Street Duchess” for nothing. Some of her less expensive buys have been as popular as those with a branded price tag. She wore her Jon Richardson pavé ball earrings ($30) to an Olympics event at The National Portrait Gallery. Also, she wore it to play ping pong at a Coach Core project.
A very simple yet striking favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge’s is her gold Catherine Zoraida’s double leaf earrings. These she has worn during a visit in LA, to an evening reception in Malaysia, a party at the Buckingham Palace, and during her tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Unique and classic, Kate has a few items she can reach for on many different occasions. Her Asprey 167 button diamond pavé pendant has been a favourite since before she was married to Prince William. It was also worn during her Canadian tour when she viewed her wedding dress exhibition with Queen Elizabeth.
TREATS FROM PRINCE WILLIAM
We already know that the Duke of Cambridge, William has gifted his dear wife with some special items of jewellery over these past years. However, there are a few pieces that have never been confirmed but we couldn’t help but wonder.
The diamond and emerald earrings that Kate wore to the opening of the Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum and a St. Patrick’s Day parade are similar to the diamond and sapphire pair that was remodelled from Princess Diana’s collection.
The Merci Maman charms necklace was sent to Pippa Middleton to pass on to Kate Middleton following the birth of her firstborn, Prince George. It featured a disc engraved with George’s name, a heart engraved with a “W” for William, and a little boy charm. Kate wore it for a trip to the shops back in 2013.